orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on cask at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.
A - Pours a clear, dark, amber with a solid one finger head that leaves thick lacing down the entire glass.
S - Lots of tropical hops in this one. Lots of mango, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors. Some sweetness from the malt and a bit of bready yeast at the end. Seems very similar to normal sculpin but still a very nice nose.
T - Strong, sweet, malt profile up front quickly giving way to a strong citrus hop presence. Flavors are similar to the nose. Fairly well balanced once all the flavors blend together. A very nice cask IPA.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Fairly bitter finish lingers on the pallet for some time.
D - I enjoyed this one quite a bit but I think even with all the additions they made it is still only on par with the regular version of sculpin.
manuelMTL (66) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 12 oz can in tulip glass. Pour is clear amber with one thumb thick head. Intense aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Very fruity and a bit soapy. Same flavor with a long pine bitterness. Fruits and crispy hop bitterness work really great here together. Backed by a light caramel malt sweetness. Excellent West Coast IPA!
Aidzy (8) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle pour, pours a dark rustic golden with a light white head that quickly fades. Loved the perfect amount of hops in this, citrus flavours on the palate with a floral aroma on the nose. A very well balanced IPA, highly recommend.
SlimHabib (151) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Slightly hazy copper orange with foamy white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of floral and light citrus. Crisp silky palate. Hoppy with pine.
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NeoHippie2 (991) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Homer321, thanks again! Slightly hazy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Big resinous hops on the nose. Flavor is an awesome combo of citrus and floral hops. Nice malt balance as well. Great brew.
jflopsu (542) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear and carbonated rust orange. Aroma is a mix of floral, citrus hops, and pine. A big hop bomb to start with citrus, pine, fruit, and some malts to follow. A strong bitter fruity hop aftertaste that is slightly sour.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, july 25th 2014. Clear orange body, foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine and citrus fruits, light sweet malt taste with a late dry fruity hop hop finish. Excellent balanced yet hoppy IPA
Osprey87 (1699) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber, slight haze, sparkling, dense foamy off-white head. Aroma is soft lemon, digestive biscuit, something vaguely floral - maybe pollen. Body is medium, mid-carbonation, foamy in the mouth. Taste is lemon, grapefruit, pine, resin, background toffee Centennial hop sweetness. Overall impression is minty. Finishes fairly bitter.
sjohnny (371) - - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lots of pine and resin with a backdrop of fruit - apricot, peach. Pours a clearish gold with a thick foamy off white head that lasts for days. Fairly light mouthfeel. Piney. Earthy. A little bit of bitter edge but with a lingering softness in the finish. Not bad.
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at GBBF 2014. Pours a slightly dark orange amber with a white head. Light caramel, slightly floral/perfume grass aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Good, big solid bitterness on this... Nice and dry with tangerine, a little mango, pine and dry woody resin. Tasty.